Roosevelt Papers: Telegram

The President to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)2

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Number 76. Top Secret and Personal from the President to Ambassador Harriman.

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Will you please deliver the following message to Marshal Stalin at once:

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You will, by this time, have received from General Deane, the statement of our Combined Chiefs of Staff position relative to the war against Japan3 and I want to reiterate to you how completely I accept the assurances which you have given us on this point. Our three countries are waging a successful war against Germany and we can surely join together with no less success in crushing a nation that I am sure in my heart is as great an enemy of Russia as she is of ours.

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Roosevelt
  1. Sent to the United States Naval Attaché, Moscow, via Navy channels. For the full text of the message, see ante, pp. 6 7.
  2. The President evidently was referring to the Joint Chiefs of Staff position alluded to infra.